Degustabox June 2018 Review + Unboxing
A great way to satisfy your snack cravings is this subscription box from Degustabox! This snack subscription box sends out a surprise variation of 9-14 food products each month. As I wrote in my main Degustabox review, I wasn’t too happy with my first snack box for several reasons. I figured I’d try out another month in case this changes.
In June’s box, I received ten full-size products! I was glad there weren’t any tiny samples this month. In this Degustabox review, I’ll be unboxing, reviewing each product I got, as well as sharing how you can save money with your subscription.
Shipping + Packaging
The shipping speed was pretty quick – my box arrived near the beginning of the month. My shipment came in a medium-sized brown box with the typical Degustabox branding. There was a fun little print of different foods around the package. Inside, all the items were packed neatly underneath an information sheet that gave details about the products.
Watermelon Tickle Water
I accidentally forgot to include this in the photograph of all items, but I received a bottle of tickle water as well. It has no added sugar and no calories. The taste of it was reasonable. I’d say it was a little bland with a hint of watermelon. I did notice that it had much more carbonation than regular sparkling water. This made my mouth tickle when I drank it – hence the name! Still, I’m not sure how I felt about this. It gave the water a fun kick, but I don’t think it’s something I’d enjoy regularly. However, this was an enjoyable drink to try out.
Retail value: $1.29
Walkers Vanilla Shortbread Cookies
As delicious as they looked, I didn’t try these cookies since I follow a gluten-free diet. I gave them to a friend, and she thought they were delicious! She said they tasted like a typical, buttery shortbread cookie. As you can imagine, they were delightful.
The box contained 12 cookies.
Retail value: $4.49
True Lemon Crystallized Lemon Packets
This is an exciting product. It’s a box of crystallized lemon packets! When you imagine a product like this, you probably think of artificial flavorings or sweeteners like I did. However, I was surprised to see that it’s made with pure lemon oil and lemon juice. They also add citric acid in. These are the only three ingredients! It’s an entirely natural way to spice up a drink without having to squeeze out a messy lemon. It states that one packet is equivalent to one lemon wedge, so this entire package of 32 packs is like getting at least ten lemons!
I enjoyed this product – the packets are way more accessible than cutting up and juicing a lemon, and it adds a full lemon flavor. I tried it in both a smoothie and tea, and it was delicious. I even tried adding it to a recipe that called for lemon juice, and it worked surprisingly well!
Retail value: $4.99
That’s It Bar
I’ve tried another flavor of this bar before, and it was yummy. This apple, mango, and chili one was delicious as well!
Plus, it’s completely whole and healthy. I love that they don’t have any additives. The only ingredients they use in all their bars are real fruit, veggies, and dark chocolate. They’re vegan, gluten-free, kosher, all natural, and raw.
Retail value: $1.69
Goya Low Sodium Black Beans
It’s only my second month of subscribing to Degustabox, and I’ve already noticed that they include multiple products from this brand. This isn’t too bad though since all these items are very different. Last month, I got Goya salsa and a package of cookies from this brand.
These beans have 70% less sodium than their original version of black beans, which is always great because sodium isn’t healthy.
Otherwise, there’s not much else I can say about them. They taste like regular black beans! I added them into a burrito bowl and prepared them with avocado and quinoa. It was delicious.
Retail value: $0.99
Goya Sazonador Total Seasoning
This Goya seasoning is enormous – it’ll last me forever! It can be used with a variety of different food items, including meat, salads, soups, sauces, and vegetables. The ingredients are entirely natural – it’s made of garlic powder, onion powder, salt, parsley, oregano, and cumin.
Retail value: $3.59
I won’t be using these tortillas since I typically eat gluten-free. However, it’s a huge pack of 30 tortillas so that it would’ve lasted a long time. These are just regular flour tortillas.
Retail value: $2.29
Mutti Peeled Tomatoes
I’ve mentioned this before, but I wish they’d provide more products like this that can be used for cooking. As much as I love snacks, they don’t last me long at all. This considerable can of peeled tomatoes will last much longer.
Although they’re canned, the tomatoes taste fresh, and this saves the hassle of peeling them yourself. I’m starting to cook more, and a ton of recipes call for tomatoes, so I’ll be able to put these to good use.
Retail value: $2.99
Lundberg Family Farms Cinnamon Sugar Chips
These were another one of my favorite items from the box. I’m pleased that they sent a full-size bag I could indulge in instead of a mini one.
Most chips have savory or salty flavors, but these are deliciously sugary with hints of cinnamon. My sweet tooth enjoyed every bite. What’s even better, they’re healthier than regular tortilla chips because they’re made of rice and quinoa. Sadly, I can’t find this flavor at any store near me.
Retail value: $3.49
Zollipops Samples + Coupon
Zollipops are sugar-free lollipops that are actually beneficial for your teeth! They’re also non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and kosher. They help make your smile cleaner and healthier. Last month, Degustabox included a yummy taffy made by this brand.
At first, I was a little annoyed that they keep providing the same brands, but these lollipops were delicious, so I didn’t mind. They included four lollipop samples and a coupon for a free full-size bag. My only qualm is that I’ll have to go to a grocery store, find this product, and buy it with the coupon. That’s quite the hassle for me.
Retail value: $3.99 for a 3oz package
The coupons haven’t changed much from my first Degustabox review. They still offer $10 off for your first month of subscribing. The only other coupon I was able to find is $19.99 off a 3-month long gift subscription. GIFT3 is the promo code, and you’ll have to gift yourself a subscription to get this deal. The savings are a little better, and you might as well use this coupon if you know you’ll keep your subscription for three months.
As stated in my first review, Degustabox wouldn’t be the best option for people with dietary restrictions, such as gluten-free or vegan. There were two items that I had to exclude because of my diet. Urthbox, on the other hand, is a great subscription box for people with dietary restrictions.
The full value of my box was around $30, which is just $10 more than the monthly price. With the exclusion of products I couldn’t eat, the value of products I enjoyed hovered right around the monthly cost. This isn’t a great value deal for me since the costs of most subscription boxes are $20+ over the monthly price. However, it is a fun way to try out new products, so I’ll probably continue my subscription just for this excitement.